Clinical and radiographic evaluation of vital pulp therapy in open apex teeth with MTA and ZOE.
The purpose of this study was to report the success rate of using mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) as vital pulp therapy agents in immature permanent teeth with carious or traumatic pulp exposure. Subjects were children with permanent teeth requiring pulpotomy (apexogenesis) and without systemic diseases. Both ZOE and MTA treatments as pulpotomy agents showed clinical and radiographic success in immature permanent teeth. Although MTA was more successful, it is more expensive, and dentin bridges may develop over canal orifices, complicating future root canal therapy.
Dental Research Center, Faculty of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran. email@example.com
SourceThe New York state dental journal 78:3 2012 Apr pg 34-8
Dental Pulp Capping
Pulp Capping and Pulpectomy Agents
Zinc Oxide-Eugenol Cement
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial